The Five Most Common Air Conditioning Problems Fort Wayne Homeowners Face

January 30, 2015

Although there may be hundreds of factors why your Fort Wayne home’s central air conditioner may need to be serviced, there are a few reasons that are quite common. Identifying them may help you to understand what a technician means when they outline the choices for resolving the problem. Here are the top 5 list of problems that may result in a system’s failure. Review the Top 5 list below and if any of these scenarios exist in your home, please schedule an HVAC inspection.

  1. Bad AC wiring

    Improper, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is unsafe and a probable fire hazard. Bad wiring may stop the system from getting power or can pop the circuit breaker.

  2. Your Air Conditioner is Leaking refrigerant

    Refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. depleting levels of refrigerant could imply a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, 90% of the time that means there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be detected and repaired. To learn about the phase out of R-22 refrigerant in the United States, we suggest that you to visit the U.S. EPA website.

  3. Outside AC fan is not turning

    The outside fan is responsible for conveying the heat from your Fort Wayne home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t run, proper heat transfer does not occur and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. The consequence of this action could result in internal damage to the compressor.

  4. Outside air conditioner unit not functional

    This often indicates a loss of power, contactor problems or even a broken thermostat.

  5. Frozen coil

    A frozen coil often indicates a problem with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by dirty air filters or obstructed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be the result of low refrigerant.

Experts recommend that the most effective way for a Fort Wayne area homeowner to prevent these expected problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be found during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can promptly diagnose the problem area and make the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!